Blog — July 22, 2017

Yesterday I had the opportunity to share my inspiration of my first book, After the Reunion, with a group of readers at Just Because IYQ Tea Room. I joined a fellow Romantic Suspense Author in regaling our audience with how we came up with character names, locations, and plots for our books.

I thought I would share some of those tidbits here with you over the next few weeks.

One of my favorite things is making up names for my characters. In this book I wanted my villain to have a truly southern name. One worth remembering. I quickly decided on Beauregard as his first name. Can you think of a name any more southern? After all the book takes place in Georgetown, SC.

Now what to select as his middle name? Actually, I decided on Dillon, which is a town not far from Georgetown. The last needed to be something simple yet evocative of old South.  Decision made — Jackson — think General Stonewall Jackson from the Confederate Army.

So there you have it — Beauregard Dillon Jackson IV (nickname Four).

Next week I’ll explain where I came up with the name for the heroine of the book. 

Rebecca Autographing Books
Romancing the Scones at Just Because IYQ Tea Room
Enjoying a spot of tea during Romancing the Scones event